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Definition 1: having the deep slightly brownish color of gold - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gilded or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • long aureate (or golden) hair
  • a gold carpet

Synonyms for gilded in the sense of this definition

(gilded is similar to ...) being or having or characterized by hue

Definition 2: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gilded or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility
  • meretricious praise
  • a meretricious argument

Synonyms for gilded in the sense of this definition

(gilded is similar to ...) lacking sincerity

"a charming but thoroughly insincere woman" "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

Definition 3: made from or covered with gold - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gilded or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gold coins
  • the gold dome of the Capitol
  • the golden calf
  • gilded icons

Synonyms for gilded in the sense of this definition

(gilded is similar to ...) containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal

"a metallic compound" "metallic luster" "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"

Definition 4: ostentatiously rich and superior in quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gilded or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a princely sum
  • gilded dining rooms
  • these architecture magazines are full of the lush interiors of the rich and famous

Synonyms for gilded in the sense of this definition

(gilded is similar to ...) suggestive of or characterized by great expense

"a rich display"

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